by Armando Casas

Synopsis | Cast & Crew | Technical Information

Mateo and his best friend David are architects and prepare the most important presentation of their lives: they will have to convince a foreign investor to support their project. Problem: Mateo suffers from extreme shyness and panic attacks. So, to calm down, he takes a sip of a drink, unwillingly creating his nemesis: Malacopa, who crashes the presentation and persuades the investors to close the deal. But then he also tries to take over Mateo’s personal life, causing a chain of misunderstandings.


Luis Arrieta (Mateo)
Luis Ernesto Franco (Malacopa)
Danna García (Paulina)
Hector Kotsifakis (David)
Alfonso Arau (Ernesto)
Tamara Mazarraza (Ayami)
Homero Ferruzca (Tili)
Yoshio (Kenji)

Director Bio

Armando Casas graduated from the University Center for Film Studies and the National Autonomous University of Mexico, and started his film career as scriptwriter, assistant director, sound designer and actor on multiple short films, before directing his first short El Gallo de Esculapio in 1987. His second short, Los Retos de la Democracia, was nominated for an Ariel Award. After more short films and TV documentaries, Casas presented his first feature film Un mundo raro in 2001. His most recent feature, Familia Gang, premiered at the Guadalajara International Film Festival. Boozer is his third feature film.

Director Statement

In this project, by way of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, a character lacking self-confidence believes that the answer to his problems is alcohol. With it, he is able to transform himself and overcome his shyness. He will soon realize that short paths to success are usually longer and painful. By using comedy, we intend to convey this message: for us, comedy is not against reality; it’s based upon it.

Cast Bio

LUIS ARRIETA is a Mexican actor, producer and screenwriter, known for his roles in A la Mala, Happy Times and Grandma’s Birthday, as well as for writing and producing The Misfits, which won the Audience Award at the Guadalajara International Film Festival.

LUIS ERNESTO FRANCO is a renowned actor in his home country Mexico, appearing in many TV productions in recurring roles, such as Bajo el mismo Cielo, Señora Acero and Camelia La Texana. Since 2008, he has also become a presence in several feature film productions.

DANNA GARCÍA is a Colombian actress who started acting in her teenage years. She had leading and recurring roles in TV series like Bella Calamidades, Qué bonito Amor and Alguien Te Mira. Boozer is her second feature, after debuting in 2012 with the Mexican production El Cielo en tu Mirada.


Director: Armando Casas
Screenwriter: Gabriela Herrera
Producers: Samantha C. Guillen, Eric Arcos Maldonado, Francisco Villarreal, Adrian Bazán
Cinematographer: Alejandro Cantú
Composer: Héctor Ruíz
Editor: Jorge García
Production Company: El Chilito Enmascardo Films

Original Title: Malacopa / 16:9 / Colour / Shot on: Digital and Camera Alexa XT / 83 min / Audio 5.1 / Spanish with English subtitles / DCP / Mexico 2017

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